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Bridget McColl Hursley Dobson Edit Profile

Television executive and writer

Bridget McColl Hursley Dobson, American television executive, writer. Recipient Emmy award, 1988. Board directors Carlos Museum, 1998-2001. Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York City, 2003. Member National Academy television Arts and Sciences (committee on substance abuse 1986-1988), Writers Guild American (award for Guiding Light 1977, for Santa Barbara 1991), American Film Institute (member television committee 1986-1988).

Background

Dobson, Bridget McColl Hursley was born on September 1, 1938 in Milwaukee. Daughter of Franklin McColl and Doris (Berger) Hursley.

Education

Bachelor, Stanford University, 1960. Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1964. College of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1961.

Career

Associate writer General Hospital, ABC-television, 1965-1973;head writer General Hospital, ABC-television, 1973-1975;producer Friendly Road, Station KIXE-television, Redding, California, 1972;head writer Guiding Light, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1975-1980;head writer As the World Turns, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1980-1983;creator, co-owner Santa Barbara, NBC-television, since 1983;head writer Santa Barbara, NBC-television, 1983-1986, 91;executive producer Santa Barbara, NBC-television, 1986-1987, 91;creative production executive Santa Barbara, NBC-television, 1990-1991;president, Dobson Global Entertainment, Los Angeles, since 1994. Board directors Emory University Carlos Museum. Board advisors Atlanta International School, since 1997.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author, co-lyricist: Slings and Eros, 1993. Producer Confessions of a Nightingale, 1994. Exhibited in gallery show acrylic paintings Swan Coach House, Atlanta, 1997, exhibited oil paintings Raymond Lawrence Gallery, Atlanta, 1999, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, 1999, Tippy Stern Fine Art, Charleston, South Carolina, 2002.

      One-woman shows include Museum Southwest, Midland, Texas, 2001, Midwest Museum American Art, Elkhart, Indiana, 2001, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, 2001, Albrecht-Kemper Museum Art, St. Joseph, Missouri, 2001, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York City, 2001, Danville (Virginia) Museum Fine Art, 2002, Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 2002, Tippy Stern Fine Art, 2002, Anderson (Indiana) Fine Art Center, 2002, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, Mississippi, 2002.

Membership

Board directors Carlos Museum, 1998-2001. Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York City, 2003. Member National Academy television Arts and Sciences (committee on substance abuse 1986-1988), Writers Guild American (award for Guiding Light 1977, for Santa Barbara 1991), American Film Institute (member television committee 1986-1988).

Connections

Married Jerome John Dobson, June 16, 1961. Children: Mary McColl, Andrew Carmichael.

father:
Franklin McColl Hursley

mother:
Doris (Berger) Hursley

spouse:
Jerome John Dobson

children:
Mary McColl Dobson

Andrew Carmichael Dobson